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IMS5006 - Information systems development practices

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Linda Dawson


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of a range of approaches to systems development and knowledge of a number of specific systems development methodologies. The main topics include the evolution of systems development methodologies, frameworks for evaluating and selecting methodologies, the organisational context in which systems development takes place, productivity and quality improvement strategies, and a number of systems development approaches. These include participative development, soft systems approaches, object-oriented development, structured systems development approaches, data and information-oriented approaches, and rapid application development.


Assignments: 50%
Formal Supervised Assessment: 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


FIT9003, FIT9003 or IMS9001, IMS9003 or equivalent


SYS4230, SYS3230, IMS3230